Delegation of the European Union to the

UN and other international organisations in Geneva

EVENT: HRC 37 - The Impact of Media on Freedom of Religion or Belief

23/02/2018 - 10:26

Promotion of Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a crucial area where media can bring unique added value in promoting the understanding of the right to FoRB, breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions.

This high-level event aims to discuss the potential of media to promote FoRB as an educational tool, to inspire civic engagement and provide a case for the media’s role within this setting.
The event will feature a 15-minutes extract of the Emmy-nominated film “My Enemy, My Brother” and the launch of a digital FoRB learning platform.

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Peter Sørensen, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva

Dilnoza Satarova, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Screening of extract of My Enemy, My Brother (MEMB) followed by remarks of Director Ann Shin

Presentation & launch of FoRB Learning Platform with NORFORB Representative Katherine Cash


Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on FoRB

Jan Figel, EU Special Envoy for the promotion of FORB outside the EU

Hassan Akkad, BBC Director/Producer of “Exodus” Documentary Series

Juliana Sfeir, SAT-7 ACADEMY Channel Manager Lebanon

The event will be moderated by Think-Film Impact Production Directors Danielle Turkov Wilson and Dr Dwayne Menezes



Palais des Nations - Room XXIV
Avenue de la Paix 8-14

1211 Geneva

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